A jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday was killed in an accidental fire from his service rifle in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, an official said.
The deceased was identified as head constable Arvind Kumar Pandey, who belonged to the CRPF's 150th battalion.
"He died following an accidental discharge of fire from his service rifle AK 47 in the afternoon while a briefing to security personnel was in progress in Temelwada camp under Chintagufa police station area," a CRPF official said.
"The bullet pierced his throat and exited through the head, in which he died on the spot," he said.
Pandey hailed from Champaran district of Bihar.
The mortal remains of the jawan was being taken to Raipur from Sukma, he added.
A probe is being carried out into the incident, a local police official said.